Free Cantonese Lessons and Courses
Free Cantonese Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Cantonese language lessons and language courses for those learning Cantonese, along with some other Cantonese language resources, such as Cantonese online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.
Learn Cantonese Lessons
45 Youtube video lessons in Cantonese, with animated tutors.
Learn Cantonese Chinese
A few lessons in Cantonese on Youtube...
Courses and Exercises
MyLanguages.org Cantonese Lessons
Covers adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine...), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, grammar, vocabulary, excercises, and also includes downloadable audio podcasts.
Contains downloadable podcast lessons, free but requires registration. "At Popup Cantonese we're known for creating Cantonese lessons with dramatic and sometimes surreal dialogues. We care about producing high quality audio lessons, and believe that if you stick with us you'll learn faster and better than with any other study program. We emphasize colloquial and emotional Cantonese spoken at native speed and share tips and tricks on how to sound like a real native.."
Learn Cantonese with Free Lessons
"These Cantonese Chinese lessons have been designed to provide practical travel vocabulary and a foundation for basic conversational skills through a simple listen and repeat format. Don't be frustrated if you find the phrases difficult to say at first -- this is to be expected when starting on a new language. Practice as often as possible, and you'll soon notice your ability to recognize and produce the sounds of Cantonese developing naturally with repeated exposure. You may also download a complete audio transcript for listening in your car."
Chinese-Lessons.com: Cantonese Lessons
Lessons are divided up into Sounds and Tones Lessons, Grammar Lessons, Language Skills, and Vocabulary. The Grammar and Language Skills lessons build upon each other, while the Vocabulary and Sounds and Tones are stand-alone. Lessons include many sound files.
This site offers information for learning colloquial Cantonese (Yue Chinese) as it is spoken by today's youth in Hong Kong and in overseas communities such as Canada, the United States and Australia. With introduction, grammar, basic vocabulary, and a large set of thematic vocabulary items.
Cantonese Help Sheets
The site contains thousands of print-friendly Chinese reference sheets, tests, revision aids and a unique Chinese dictionary called CantoDict, all aimed to help you speak, read and write Hong Kong Chinese. CantoDict can run in both Cantonese and Mandarin modes.
3 lessons in Cantonese, with lessons in Mandarin, and links to other resources.
Blog for learning Cantonese with downloadable and streamable podcasts.
Learning Cantonese Chinese
Introduction to some useful phrases in Cantonese for travellers, including situations such as On the Phone, Useful Shopping phrases, Polite Cantonese Phrases, and Introductions to People.
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community
Speak-Any-Language.com is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
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Cantonese characters and other resources.
Other Cantonese Resources
Chinese Dictionaries Online
Links to online dictionaries in Chinese from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries.
Chinese Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Chinese Online TV
Large directory of internet tv programs with programs and shows in a number of different video formats.
Chinese Newspapers Online
Directory of online Chinese newspapers.